Lesson Plan

Ohio in the United States

Provide students with an understanding of rules and laws.
Objectives

Students will be able to...descibes ways in which laws protect rights, provide benefits and assigns responsibility to citizens.

Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 4
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Building Background

Activity: Conversing
  1. List ideas as students "brainstorm."
  2. Chart local (Cleveland)l, state (Ohio) and federal (United States) -- List services under the right column.
  3. Explain "No Rules" game: Play cards without speaking-- discuss game
  4. Assignment: Class Constitution
Student Instructions
  1. Brain storm government services.
  2. Chart (handout) local (Cleveland)l, state (Ohio) and federal (United States) -- List services under the right column.
  3. Play "No Rules" game -- discuss outcome
  4. Create Class Constitution

INDEPENDENT Work plan:        Read U.S. Constitution (5-7).  Answer comprehension questions (8)